Editor's Note: In this feature from
, we highlight lists of stocks that have made new highs, lows or seen other unusual activity.
Bausch & Lomb
(BOL) shares rose 9.8% to $67.50, a 52-week high, on news it agreed to be acquired by private-equity firm Warburg Pincus.
Biggest % Gainers
Monolithic Power Systems
(MPWR - Get Report) jumped 16% to $16.62, the day's biggest percentage gain. The semiconductor company benefited from a favorable verdict from a California jury in a patent infringement lawsuit.
The company also was
Rising on Unusual Volume
. Shares were trading at more than nine times average.
Biggest % Losers
Arrhythmia Research Technology
sank 35%, flat-lining with the day's biggest percentage drop. The company announced disappointing earnings Wednesday.
Gaming Partners International
(GPIC - Get Report)
plummeted 32% to $10.83, a 52-week low. The gaming-chip manufacturer posted disappointing earnings.
Latest Activist Situations
: Shamrock Activist Value Fund disclosed late on Tuesday that it had upped its stake to 6.37% in
(MOD - Get Report)
, which makes engine cooling components.
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